Marvin is quite excited about Christmas. He has friends
from many other countries and he has been discovering that people in other
countries celebrate Christmas a little bit differently to him. His French
friend told him that in France they say ‘Joyeux Noel’ which means happy
Christmas. They begin their celebrations on January the 6th when they
remember a man called Saint Nicholas. He was a very good and kind man who
went around giving the poor children food. That was a long time ago and the
real Saint Nicholas is dead, but today they remember him by giving candy and
treats to the children.
On December the 25th they celebrate the birthday of Jesus
and lots of people go to church so that they can worship God. People come
together and they have big parties to celebrate the day that Jesus was born.
On January the 6th they have another special celebration
called the Epiphany. On this day people remember that 3 kings went to visit
Jesus after he was born and that they took him special gifts. People give
each other gifts on this day and have a party too.
Do you have anything special that you do for Christmas?
Write to Marvin and tell him about it. You can send your letters to:
Marg and Marvin
c/o Chiangmai Mail
142 Im-boon Housing Estate
Soi 1, Muangsamut Road, Tambon Changmoi
Muang District, Chiang Mai 50300
Fax: 053 234 145
1) What did one clock say to the other clock?
2) When is it time to call a train?
3) How do two clocks greet each other?
4) What stands still but goes all the time?
1) Keep your hands to your self
2) Two to two
3) Hour (how are) you?
4) A clock
Bye from Marg and Marvin